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Partition Dialogues: Memories of a Lost Home
Partition Dialogues: Memories of a Lost Home
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From the Jacket:

The Partition of India, and the trauma that followed, led literatures of the subcontinent to write poignantly of the horror and pain of this colossal uprooting of people in modern history. In an invaluable addition to the genre of partition literature, Alok Bhalla explores the concept of boundaries and homes through his interviews with six well-known novelists from India and Pakistan.

In conversations with Intizar Husain, Krishna Sobti, Bhisham Sahni, Krishna Baldev Vaid, Lamleshwar, and Bapsi Sidhwa, Bhalla invokes their personal experiences and memories of the years around 1947; their families in pre-partition India; their Hindu, Muslim, or Sikh neighbours; their ideological shifts; their difficult days of survival amidst the carnage, and the impart of Partition on their writings. These interviews suggest new ways of reading and interpreting Partition fiction and politics of religious identities which continues to torment us even today.

The introductory essay explores the many human concern of partition fiction, including the desire to find ways of living with the memories of the experience. Bhalla analyses the work of several Indian and Pakistani writers - Badiuzzaman, Rahi Masoom Raza, Saadat Hasan Manto, Qurratalain Hyder, Joginder Paul, Abdus Samad, Bapsi Sidhwa, Intizar Husain, Khadija Mastur, Yashpal, Attia Hosain, and others - to touch upon issues like migration, threats to peoples' religious beliefs, as also recollections of lost homes, abandoned cultures, and betrayed traditions.

This book will interest general readers, students, and researchers in politics and society, South Asian literature, and Social History.

About the Author:

Alok Bhalla is Professor of English Literature and Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad, and has published extensively on literature and politics. He has translated Dharamvir Bharati's play, Andha Yug (OUP 2005). He has also edited Stories about the Partition of India (3 Volumes) and Life and Works of Saadat Hasan Mantro.

Experts From Reviews:

'When my critics object and tell me that I am obsessed by the experience of the partition, trapped in it, my response is that what happened in 1947 was so complex, so devastating, that I have yet to understand it fully. How can I get away from it?'

- Intizar Husain

'It is not that the people who protected us were non-communal. They could be very readily communal. But not with us. They protected us because when it came to their neighbours, a different value system prevailed.'

- Bhisham Sahni

'Fiction about the partition in India and Pakistan has made an attempt, despite the enormity of the horror it describes, to preserve essential human values.'

- Krishna Sobti

'The only way to deal with the facts of the divide between the Hindus and the Muslims is to confront them, not seek to abolish them, hide from them.'

- Krishna Baldev Vaid

'It is important for people to think about the land to which they belong; to the civilization of which they are a part. Only a imaginative writer can feel the sorrow of being uprooted from such a soil, and such a civilization.'

- Kamleshwar

'We, Indians and Pakistanis alike, are always emotionally involved in our politics…I should add that politics in the subcontinent touches each person's life.'

- Bapsi Sidhwa

CONTENTS
Acknowledgements IX
Preface XI
Memories of a Lost Home
Some Reflections on Partition Fiction

1
Partition, Exile, and Memories of a Lost Home
In Conversation with Intizar Husain

75
Tamas and the Landscape of Memories
In Conversation with BhishamSahni

109
Memory and History
In Conversation with Krishna Sobti

135
Self-reflections in a Broken Mirror
In Conversation with Krishna Baldev Vaid

165
The Spell of Religious Identities in Kitney Pakistan
In Conversation with Kamleshwar

193
Grief and Survival in Ice-Candy-Man
In Conversation with Bapsi Sidhwa

221
Glossary 241

Partition Dialogues: Memories of a Lost Home

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From the Jacket:

The Partition of India, and the trauma that followed, led literatures of the subcontinent to write poignantly of the horror and pain of this colossal uprooting of people in modern history. In an invaluable addition to the genre of partition literature, Alok Bhalla explores the concept of boundaries and homes through his interviews with six well-known novelists from India and Pakistan.

In conversations with Intizar Husain, Krishna Sobti, Bhisham Sahni, Krishna Baldev Vaid, Lamleshwar, and Bapsi Sidhwa, Bhalla invokes their personal experiences and memories of the years around 1947; their families in pre-partition India; their Hindu, Muslim, or Sikh neighbours; their ideological shifts; their difficult days of survival amidst the carnage, and the impart of Partition on their writings. These interviews suggest new ways of reading and interpreting Partition fiction and politics of religious identities which continues to torment us even today.

The introductory essay explores the many human concern of partition fiction, including the desire to find ways of living with the memories of the experience. Bhalla analyses the work of several Indian and Pakistani writers - Badiuzzaman, Rahi Masoom Raza, Saadat Hasan Manto, Qurratalain Hyder, Joginder Paul, Abdus Samad, Bapsi Sidhwa, Intizar Husain, Khadija Mastur, Yashpal, Attia Hosain, and others - to touch upon issues like migration, threats to peoples' religious beliefs, as also recollections of lost homes, abandoned cultures, and betrayed traditions.

This book will interest general readers, students, and researchers in politics and society, South Asian literature, and Social History.

About the Author:

Alok Bhalla is Professor of English Literature and Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad, and has published extensively on literature and politics. He has translated Dharamvir Bharati's play, Andha Yug (OUP 2005). He has also edited Stories about the Partition of India (3 Volumes) and Life and Works of Saadat Hasan Mantro.

Experts From Reviews:

'When my critics object and tell me that I am obsessed by the experience of the partition, trapped in it, my response is that what happened in 1947 was so complex, so devastating, that I have yet to understand it fully. How can I get away from it?'

- Intizar Husain

'It is not that the people who protected us were non-communal. They could be very readily communal. But not with us. They protected us because when it came to their neighbours, a different value system prevailed.'

- Bhisham Sahni

'Fiction about the partition in India and Pakistan has made an attempt, despite the enormity of the horror it describes, to preserve essential human values.'

- Krishna Sobti

'The only way to deal with the facts of the divide between the Hindus and the Muslims is to confront them, not seek to abolish them, hide from them.'

- Krishna Baldev Vaid

'It is important for people to think about the land to which they belong; to the civilization of which they are a part. Only a imaginative writer can feel the sorrow of being uprooted from such a soil, and such a civilization.'

- Kamleshwar

'We, Indians and Pakistanis alike, are always emotionally involved in our politics…I should add that politics in the subcontinent touches each person's life.'

- Bapsi Sidhwa

CONTENTS
Acknowledgements IX
Preface XI
Memories of a Lost Home
Some Reflections on Partition Fiction

1
Partition, Exile, and Memories of a Lost Home
In Conversation with Intizar Husain

75
Tamas and the Landscape of Memories
In Conversation with BhishamSahni

109
Memory and History
In Conversation with Krishna Sobti

135
Self-reflections in a Broken Mirror
In Conversation with Krishna Baldev Vaid

165
The Spell of Religious Identities in Kitney Pakistan
In Conversation with Kamleshwar

193
Grief and Survival in Ice-Candy-Man
In Conversation with Bapsi Sidhwa

221
Glossary 241
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